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Media Should Stop Lecturing Americans About Their Ebola Concerns

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:22
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 25 45 2014 09:45:27 GMT Like 98 percent of Americans, I’ve heard the news about Ebola. I’ve even followed the news with interest for months, taking seriously the media claims that this was a serious outbreak that had potential to become even more serious. And as the first cases started being flown to the United States or being discovered here, that interest developed. When the news broke that the CDC had OK’d Ebola'exposed medical workers flying on planes, it certainly made me question claims of government competency, but it still didn’t make me panic. I just flew to Chicago and back this week. I’m flying to Detroit

Coeur d´Alene Says Hitching Post Is Exempt From Gay Rights Law

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:03
Boise State Public Radio [ID], by Jessica Robinson Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 43 2014 09:43:21 GMT The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers doesn´t have to perform same-sex marriages. The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho. The story lit up conservative and gay-rights blogs. Wedding chapel owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp said they feared jail time or fines if they declined marriage services to a same-sex couple. Initially, the city said its anti-discrimination law did apply to

Republicans Are Surging in the Prediction Markets

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:03
New York Times, by Justin Wolfers Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 35 2014 09:35:13 GMT Is there now a clear leader in the race for control of the Senate? I think so, but it really depends on whether you’re listening to the polls or the prediction markets. My fellow election'watchers at The Upshot are tuned in to the polls. As new survey numbers are released, the Upshot team eagerly feeds them into our election forecasting algorithm, which we’ve affectionately named Leo, and it crunches the numbers to figure out the odds for each side. Based on the latest data, Leo gives the Republicans a 64 percent chance to win control of the Senate. That is,

Hillary Clinton: Business Don’t Create Jobs!

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:44
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 25 32 2014 09:32:12 GMT This video is sure to make a glorious return in a couple of years. In it, Hillary Clinton disparages the entire capitalism system in one revealing sentence.(Snip for video) Aside from Hillary’s actual words, notice how she’s dry'washing her hands as she winds up to the line. It’s not an off'the'cuff mistake. It’s obviously a line that she knows is coming and is preparing to deliver with relish. Politico plays this quote as a Hillary vs. Elizabeth Warren thing, which it undoubtedly is. Hillary spends a lot of time in the story driving a knife in Warren’s back while smiling

Study: Non'citizens are voting in federal elections — and probably tipped at least one Senate race to Democrats

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:45
Hot Air, by Allahpundit Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 25 28 2014 09:28:59 GMT I’m thinking this is more important than a “Quotes of the Day” post, no? In fact, so jaw'dropping is it, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. The site that posted it isn’t partisan either: It’s The Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post, a “data journalism” hub a la Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight that prioritizes insights gleaned from number'crunching above left/right argumentation. In fact, the conclusion to the post isn’t that the study’s results necessarily cast a pall over the integrity of some U.S. elections and even the legitimacy of ObamaCare’s passage. It’s that,

The Missing Right'of'Center Media

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:45
New York Times, by Ross Douthat Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 25 26 2014 09:26:05 GMT Some years ago now, when the conservative media group Newsmax put in a bid to buy the limping, failing Newsweek, I wrote a post arguing that trying to reinvent one of the newsweeklies as a (moderately) right'of'center publication was as good a bet as any. Here was the nub of my argument: If [Jon Meacham, the previous editor] had wanted to play to what seems like Newsweek’s business strength — its large audience outside the Acela corridor — he would have tried to tilt the magazine toward the center'right rather than the center'left, in the hopes of becoming the go'to outlet

How cellphones can predict where Ebola strikes next

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:45
USA Today, by Allison Jackson Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 23 2014 09:23:25 GMT Medical workers are struggling to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with the death toll from the virus nearing 5,000 and the World Health Organization warning that the number of new cases a week could reach 10,000 in the next two months. As the virus spreads overseas, experts are turning to so'called "big data" to bring the epidemic under control. Mobile phone calls, airline bookings, tweets, field reports, government announcements and population statistics are among the vast amount of information being collected, filtered and analyzed by sophisticated computer software tools around the world. The information is enabling data mining experts to predict

DHS faulted for expired, questionable pandemic response supplies at Ebola hearing

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:45
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 21 2014 09:21:05 GMT The chief Homeland Security watchdog ripped the department at a hearing on Friday for not "thinking through" its purchase of millions of dollars´ worth of pandemic response supplies, saying much of the protective gear and drugs are expired or will be soon. Inspector General John Roth testified at a House oversight hearing on Ebola, a health crisis that has sharpened focus on the government´s preparedness for an outbreak '' even though officials maintain the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak remains low. Roth, ahead of the hearing, released an August audit that found the department has "no assurance" it has enough protective

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:49
Fox News*, by Arden Dier Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 17 2014 09:17:57 GMT You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus´ supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th'century prop that was likely used during an Easter'morning re'enactment of the resurrection. Freeman says his analysis of historical texts and illustrations has found no mention of the cloth before its first documented appearance in France in 1355, the Guardian reports. "Astonishingly, few researchers appear to have grasped that the shroud looked very different in the 16th and 17th centuries from the

Ferguson on edge as doubts raised over Darren Wilson indictment

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:49
CNN, by Sara Sidner & Eliott C. McLaughlin Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 14 2014 09:14:32 GMT Ferguson, Missouri '' There is never a day where at least one person isn´t outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade. At night, the crowd tends to swell, and the protest grows more intense. There are almost always two or three people streaming events live. You can hear them loudly sharing thoughts or giving a play'by'play of what´s happening. While their cameras capture live images, they call out what they think are injustices surrounding the August shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent police crackdown on protesters in the

Democrats Try to Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:49
Associated Press, by Bill Barrow Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 25 06 2014 09:06:27 GMT PERRY, Ga. '' In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home." Her Republican opponent in the Georgia race, David Perdue, stood on the same debate stage and bellowed, "Welcome to Perdue country." Neither candidate lives near the fairgrounds, much less among cattle or row crops. Nunn is a nonprofit executive who resides in a liberal neighborhood near downtown Atlanta, while Perdue is a wealthy former corporate CEO who lives behind multiple gates on a coastal island. But both candidates spent their formative years

Exclusive–Mark Levin: Tom Donohue´s ´Chamber Of Horrors´ Is Democrats´ Secret Weapon To Keep Senate

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:30
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 44 2014 08:44:46 GMT Radio’s Mark Levin told Breitbart News that if a Georgia or Louisiana loss is the reason why the Democrats keep control of the Senate in November, it’s the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s fault. “I hope everyone understands that if Harry Reid remains Senate Majority leader because of a Georgia or Louisiana loss, the responsibility rests with Tom Donohue and big business,” Levin said in an email. “The Chamber of Commerce is a chamber of horrors.” Levin was responding to the news out of the Chamber on Friday that the business group will not be supporting David Perdue, the Republican nominee for U.S.

Michelle Obama To Students: ´Your President Wants To Make Sure He Doesn´t Hand You A Mess´

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:11
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 35 2014 08:35:20 GMT At Colorado State University, First Lady Michelle Obama reminded students that things in America were much better today thanks to her husband, President Obama. "People were worried about whether we were headed for another Great Depression '' can you imagine that?" she said, reminding them of the economic crisis in 2008. "And that wasn’t just talk, that was a real possibility." The first lady told the students at the rally that she was "so excited to see so many young people." "Because this election is really about you guys. It’s about your hopes and your dreams, and the world that you want to

Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder´s Changing Fast and Furious Testimony to Congress

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:11
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 31 2014 08:31:46 GMT For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn´t involved the fallout and cover'up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama´s assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder´s changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in

Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:11
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 30 2014 08:30:03 GMT They’re baaaa'aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are non'Tea

Monica´s Back!

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:33
American Thinker, by Ken Eliasberg Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 24 2014 08:24:28 GMT Monica Lewinsky has climbed out of mothballs to regale and motivate a large group of young women at Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit. Waxing on for some time about the horrors of the shaming possibilities of the internet, of which she was, in her words, Patient Zero, Ms. Lewinsky made only passing reference to the shaming acts that gave rise to her being shamed into Patient'Zero status. And when she did, she romanticized the acts in question as the result of her falling in love “with my boss in a 22'year'old sort of way. It happens.” But, she continued “my

The Liberal Media’s Palin Obsession

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:33
Canada Free Press, by Jeff Crouere Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 23 2014 08:23:14 GMT Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans. From the reporting about her supposed shopping spree during the 2008 race for Vice President to the continuing rumors about her marriage, the media has been unrelenting in their attention and almost universally negative coverage. The media narrative is that the former Alaska Governor is a dumb conservative woman with lots of kids who

Gramsci´s Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:12
American Thinker, by Paul Austin Murphy Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 16 2014 08:16:37 GMT Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll´s book, a clear exposition of Gramsci’s ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci´s ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I´ve chosen, it´s bias in favor '' rather than against – Antonio Gramsci. It can also be said that James Joll was himself a perfect example of the Gramscian elite. For a start,

Flashback: When Presidents Respected the Constitution

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:12
American Thinker, by Jeffrey Folks Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 11 2014 08:11:48 GMT “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. That is the chief meaning of freedom.” Those words are taken from Calvin Coolidge’s Inaugural Address of March 4, 1925. Even then, conservatives like Coolidge were battling progressives over taxes and spending. Today, with federal taxes approaching a 30'year high, those words are more relevant than ever. The concept of limited government is the fundamental divide separating conservatives and liberals. Conservatives hold dear the Constitution’s enumerated powers clause and the protections of

The Left and the Distortion of History

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:12
American Thinker, by John L. Hancock Posted By: Desert Fox- Sat, 25 05 2014 08:05:42 GMT In the fall of 1991, the relatively small and quiet university of Alfred University in New York State was engrossed in controversy. Indignant professors led students in protests, heated debates raged throughout the divided campus, editorials filled the school and local papers. At the heart of the controversy was the newly'installed statue of King Alfred, the medieval English monarch after whom the town and school was named. Ten years prior, when the monument was commissioned, no one could foresee the controversy it would eventually cause. Yet, its placement offended the sensibilities of the university´s history professors. By the strong and negative